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Top sigths of French Polynesia

Probably, only Bora Bora can conquer with Tahiti in terms of beauty and unforgettable exotic nature. The main place of interest of the island is also very unusual – the Coral Garden underwater park. Every year many tourists come to Bora Bora to see this park with their own eyes. In Coral Garden, they can see many exotic fishes, shellfish, sharks and dolphins. Besides that, there are more than 40 interesting historic landmarks on the island. The villages of Vaiotaha, Farerua, Poovai and Marotetini hide many interesting sights, such as ancient ritual stones, old buildings and hidden caves. The island of Huahine is known as one of most mystic places in French Polynesia. Here tourists can see ruins of buildings that once belonged to the ancient Maui civilization. The remains of their sanctuaries can be found in Vaitotia and Fahia villages. Archaeologists keep working almost everywhere on the island, finding more and more buildings and new facts about life many centuries ago. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Manihi

Travel guide to Manihi

If there is a pearl inside the shell, the traveler can take it home after filling a special declaration and paying taxes. Guests of the island are always welcome to make their stay more diversified by trying interesting cycling tours. In some districts of Manihi, tourists can see incredibly beautiful palm tree groves and other natural landmarks. Fans of shopping should not neglect local shops that offer … Open

Manihi for children - what to visit

Rebellious kids may not be that fond of simple fishing – even if it’s in the open sea. On the other hand, traditional spear hunting on sea inhabitants not only allows kids to express their energy but also helps them to feel as true Polynesian warriors. Children would also like the idea to go to a pearl farm. Workers will tell you in straightforward language about the meaning of pearls for Manihi … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

One more thing that everybody should purchase is a unique Monoi body oil. Its recipe is already several centuries old, adult women of the island have no problems with their skin thanks to this oil. Monoi is made from coconuts, Tiare flower and crab claws. Even if you personally don’t need the oil, you will always find the one who would be happy to get it as a souvenir from the island. You can find more … Open

Traditions and mentality of Manihi

Christianity perfectly exists here together with local beliefs in the spirits of the dead. People here on the island strongly believe that deceased relatives keep on looking after their descendants and can even get into contact with them in particular circumstances. Instituted of tattoos has been rising in the last decades as a traditional one for Polynesians. People of Manihi sure that tattoos allow you to govern … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

You should definitely try tamara'a. It’s not just one dish with a particular recipe but a whole group of unique dishes. They all are united by one cooking process – the dishes should be put in ahima'a (underground oven). Ahima'a is a deepening in the ground with hot stones in it. It’s extremely easy to cook food there. You put pieces of meat, fish, seafood or vegetables in a row alternating with … Open

Attractions and active leisure

If you’d like to swim without waves, you should definitely go to the lagoon coast. But be careful – there is a high possibility to step on a sea urchin or a coral. On the other hand, it has a gentle descent into the water and swimming in this place is nothing than pure pleasure. Those who are fond of extreme kinds of entertainment like surfing, windsurfing or kitesurfing will feel more comfortable on … Open

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